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BOOK REVIEW: GROW A LIVING WALL: Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose by Shawna Coronado

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Coronado believes gardeners are still stuck on the ground, in containers or with limited floor space. Living Wall is her guide to growing vertically – but doing it well. Take the traditional square foot garden of 1 to 16 plants in a square foot area and then duplicate and go up. Thirty-five plants + will grab only one square foot of floor space. The higher you go, the more the harvest.

Containers might be the comfortable option, but Coronado says a little effort will pay off big. It all begins with sun or shade – and then the options open up. She loves the GroProducts systems, Wooly Pockets Living Planters, and the Grovert Living Wall Planters. All are covered in the book. DIY comes in the form of hanging planting cones filled with ferns (a favorite for overall aesthetic appeal) and a customized box unit, installed across an expanse of fence.

This video uses drone camera angles for an overall look – top, down of Coronado’s living wall garden. Coronado has some fun in the garden. Get a good dose in the video. But she’s serious about living walls. This is a detailed, comprehensive guide.

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Posted December 12, 2014

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